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Texas DPS report: Sureño street gang has grown in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A new Texas Department of Public Safety report on gangs says there are concerns in El Paso over the growth of a street gang with ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 23, 2014

Gang members stay 'under the radar' (Temple, TX) : Bell County is listed as one of the Texas counties with the highest concentration of gang activity, according to a report issued by the Department of Public Safety. Several gangs are active in Bell County and are involved in drug distribution and other activities, said Commander Jerry Dugger with the Bell County Organized Crime Unit.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: April 19, 2014

Local statistics mirror DPS gang threat report (Austin, TX): A new report shows there are more than 100,000 gang members in Texas. Austin police say it's a serious threat and our city is not immune.
Source: KVUE News    Date: April 18, 2014

Houston gang threat assessment (Houston, TX): There are an estimated 100,000 gang members in Texas according to a new report by the Department of Public Safety. Thursday the state released its Annual Gang Threat Assessment, which is a status report and an indication of what's to come.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: April 17, 2014

Report: Three E. Texas counties considered areas of high gang activity (Tyler, TX): A new report projects gang threats in East Texas will remain high during the coming year. Much of the threat comes from gangs that work directly with Mexican cartels, according to the report.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: April 17, 2014

Newly released DPS report highlights growing gang problem in Angelina, Nacogdoches counties (Lufkin, TX): A new report released from the Texas Department of Public Safety shed some new light on a growing gang problem in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: April 17, 2014

Crip gang member sentenced in 2011 bank robbery (Sugarland, TX) : More than two years after a bank robbery in Fort Bend County, a jury has convicted and sentenced a Crip gang member in the felony case following a trial that lasted a week.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: April 14, 2014

Travis County Sheriff's Office deputy calls for an end to gang violence (Bryan, TX): When it comes to putting a stop to gangs, Derrick Taylor speaks from a place of personal and professional experience. In addition to coming up on his 23-year anniversary with the Travis County Sheriff's Office next month, Taylor is a former gang member who grew up well-acquainted with the life.
Source: The Eagle    Date: April 9, 2014

Gang retaliation nets PA man a 30-year prison sentence (Beaumont, TX): A 26-year-old Port Arthur man must serve at least 15 of his 30-year sentence following his conviction on Tuesday for using an assault rifle in a gang-related shootout at an apartment complex.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise    Date: April 9, 2014

Gangs turn to sex trade to boost profits (El Paso, TX): Gangs and other criminal networks are increasingly turning to a new business plan — selling people for sex. "What makes sex trafficking different than, say, drug trafficking, or even labor trafficking, is that sex traffickers have something they can continue to resell," said Virginia, a victim liaison for the anti-trafficking nonprofit Paso Del Norte Center of Hope.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 3, 2014

Barrio Azteca gang shows how crime transcends borders (El Paso, TX): An alleged leader of a prominent gang based in El Paso, Texas, was convicted in federal court last month in the murder of two United States citizens. The killings happened in Ciudad Juárez, across the border in Mexico.
Source: Fronteras    Date: March 24, 2014

Gang member arrested, charged with possession and parole violation (College Station, TX): A known gang member is in jail after police arrested say he had crack cocaine and prescription drugs in his car.
Source: KBTX News    Date: March 17, 2014

Man carrying loaded gun on Sixth Street arrested (Austin, TX): A man who police say is member of the Crips street gang was arrested early Sunday morning after several people reported him carrying a gun on East Sixth Street.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 17, 2014

Port Arthur police combating gang activity (Port Arthur, TX): Markings on streets signs, sides of houses and garages are some of the only signs of gang activity in the middle of the day in Port Arthur. The Port Arthur Police Department implemented a street crimes and gang unit about 8 years ago. Friday, they're still patrolling the streets with the goal of getting rid of all gang activity.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: March 15, 2014

District Attorney, U.S. Attorney create task force to combat public corruption, gang violence (Beaumont, TX): At a time when he finds the violent crime rate in Port Arthur "unacceptably" high, and two Beaumont ISD employees were recently indicted for embezzling district funds, acting Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw has combined resources with John M. Bales, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, to form a multi-jurisdictional Task Force for investigating and prosecuting major crimes.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: March 14, 2014

Members of Crips, Bloods banned from certain Aldine area neighborhoods (Houston, TX): Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan was successful in his effort to ban members of the notorious criminal street gangs, the Crips and the Bloods, from certain Aldine area neighborhoods.
Source: Your Houston News    Date: March 14, 2014

Gang members could be banned in parts of Harris Co. (Houston, TX): Harris County is fighting back against gangs and making a promise to hold them accountable. Members of gangs could soon be banned from certain parts of the county.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: March 13, 2014

Suspects in Falfurrias gang-related shooting accept plea deal (Brooks County, TX): A plea deal was reached Thursday in the trial of two men charged with manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of 26-year old Omar Rivas in Falfurrias.
Source: KIII News    Date: March 13, 2014

Members of 'Felony Lane' gang charged (Houston, TX): Houston police said five members of the so-called "Felony Lane" gang are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity following their arrests earlier this week.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: March 7, 2014

Police: Baytown teen faces charges in trying to recruit for gang (Baytown, TX) : A 13-year-old boy could face assault charges after Baytown police say he was trying to recruit for a local gang.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: March 5, 2014

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